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How to find a reputable chimney sweep

It can often be difficult to find a chimney sweep that you can wholly trust when there are so many out there, but with associations like those listed below, finding a reputable chimney sweep is easier than ever.

We recommend the hiring of chimney sweeps registered with any one of the agencies below. Each has their own strict code of guidelines and assessment required for membership, and a huge number of members for you to search through to find one nearby.

Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS)

APICS provides comprehensive chimney sweep training to both new and veteran chimney sweeps. APICS seeks to constantly improve the knowledge and safety of their chimney sweeps, and their website features an enormous directory of professional and independent chimney sweeps. APICS recognise the independence of their member sweeps, whilst still keeping them up to date with current training and legislation.

Search for a sweep with APICS


The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)

NACS is a professional Trade Association which seeks to promote the high standards required for the sweeping, inspection, and maintenance of chimneys. NACS has over 400 members, and requires all new members to undertake compulsory training and assessment.

Search for a sweep with NACS


The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps

The Guild of Master Chimney sweeps was established with the intent of improving the standards and professionalism of the UK chimney sweeping industry, to safeguard both the public and the trade industry from the risk of chimney fires and CO poisoning. Guild Chimney Sweeps adhere to the strictest of criteria whilst carrying out their work.

Search for a sweep with the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps


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